Thursday, October 18, 2018

Book Feature: Code Blue Series by Jamell Crouthers

Code Blue by Jamell Crouthers

The Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun series chronicles a police officer named Gary who has been on the force for a few years. He soon is entrenched in a lot of lies, corruption, racism and agendas being pushed by his superiors. The question throughout this series is whether he as a good cop becomes part of the corruption or does he report it?
Part of this series features his son Gary, Jr who is a young teenager wanting to be like his father and go into the police force. He soon learns through the news daily that the police force is not what it really is. Gary ends up having to share the truths of what goes on at work and the relationship between him and his son changes because of it. Now it becomes up to Gary what he is going to do about what goes on at work.

  Code Blue Book Cover
Author: Jamell Crouthers
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 87
Genre: Poetry prose/literary fiction


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Police Chief Bulletin #1
My fellow police officers, thank you for your hard work,
Putting your life in the line of duty every day.
This will be the first of many bulletins that I will be sending,
Your supervising officer will be having meetings about my bulletins.
I want to address an issue that’s been going on in our community,
There have been too many minorities driving in our neighborhoods.
I’ve been told by residents that they’re scared and afraid of them,
I don’t know exactly why as I am not in the streets everyday.
In order to get control of our community again we must pull over cars,
Any car that is expensive and they look out of place, pull them over.
Find a reason to pull these cars over, whether it’s a tail light,
Or they can be driving too slow, too fast, failure to signal when changing lanes.
There are certain cars to look for, especially tinted windows,
Ferraris, Bentleys, Mercedes Benz, Lamborghinis, you get my drift.
You know the procedure, asking for a driver’s license and registration,
Make sure that you’re assertive in your behavior and taking control of situations.
I want officers to be partnered up in the cars while you’re on duty,
We need to conduct these pullovers between 7pm and 5am daily.
It seems to be that at night these minorities are driving through our neighborhood,
Even if you recognize cars and know who these people are, pull them over.
I can’t have our citizens of our community constantly calling me about this,
So let’s clean this up as soon as possible and I want it tracked how many you do.
I want three done a week amongst partners and body cams will show that,
If you have to agitate a driver to escalate a situation, do it.
Cars swerving means they must be drunk or high so sniff out the car,
Find a purpose and reason to search the car without a warrant.
I appreciate your time in reading this bulletin,
If you have any questions or concerns, please consult your supervising officer.
Police Chief
Case #1-Pull Them Over
I just read the bulletin sent from the police chief,
I’ve been on the force for a few years and I’m speechless reading it.
My name is Gary and I’m a favorite in the community as an officer,
But I’m starting to realize my police department is changing quite a bit.
This is my journey and reflection of cases I’ve been part of,
This is my diary of my life as a police officer on the force.
These cases were over a span of a year and they had a huge impact on me,
It started to make me question my oath as a police officer.
This becomes a battle of code blue, paycheck and pension,
Versus what’s right for the people in my community I’m sworn to protect.
I have a son named Gary, Jr. who knows what I do for a living,
He prays everyday before I leave for work that I come home.
He knows I do it to protect the community and do what’s right,
Not to be an authoritarian with a badge and gun on my holster.
I give respect when respect is given to me by people,
I’m not any different than others and I was never part of a power trip.
Well….until I was given direct orders to become meaner and tougher,
I was backed into a position of doing what’s told by my boss versus what’s right.
My commanding officer called me into his office at the beginning of my shift,
He told me that it’s time to cleanup the neighborhoods that we patrol.
Little did I know what he truly meant even though that bulletin was serious,
I didn’t see anything wrong with the city and towns we patrolled.


Code Blue Part 2
Author: Jamell Crouthers
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 89
Genre: Poetry prose/literary fiction


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Code Blue Part 3
Author: Jamell Crouthers
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 99
Genre: Poetry prose/literary fiction


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Meet the Author

Jamell Crouthers
Jamell Crouthers is a poet, author, blogger and podcaster who has taken on a journey of writing in the prime of his life. He has been writing poetry since the age of 13 but never thought he could utilize his talent to tell stories and write books. He is not the traditional author as he writes his books in poetry format with a focus on storylines and societal issues.
After publishing 11 books (so far), his goals and plans are to continue writing books on taboo subjects that aren’t discussed enough in today’s world and bringing those main subjects to the forefront. Jamell’s blogs tackle societal issues, how he writes his books, his journey as an author and some motivational blogs that will get you to focus on your goals. His goal and moniker is, “to change the world, one book at a time.”
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